Lawyer: Fired ambassador not off mark when he spoke about Chinese tech exec's extradition to U.S.
An expert in cross-border relations is saying that although John McCalllum got fired as ambassador to China, he was not off the mark when he publicly said that there are ways that Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou can beat extradition to the US.
She is under house arrest in Vancouver faced with fraud allegations in the US.
McCallum rattled off a list of grounds on which Meng could stand her ground.
Henry Chang, a Toronto-based immigration lawyer and specialist in cross-border issues, says at least two out of the three arguments that McCallum raised could theoretically be argued in support of Meng Wanzhou's release.
One of them is that Meng could argue the allegations against her are politically motivated.
A 13-count grand jury indictment accuses the company, Huawei and Meng, the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, of misrepresenting their ownership of Hong Kong-based subsidiary Skycom between 2007 and 2017 in order to circumvent Iran sanctions.